Tug Gem

KEITH SEVILLE
28th October 2008, 17:44
Can anybody give me an update on the small tug Gem which was for a time
moored in Birkenhead Docks.
She was bought by a businessman and sailed for either Preston or one of the cumbrian ports.
She was originally called Beaver Gem and spent much of her career on the Mersey working for Westminster Dredging Company and later Carmet Towing Company.
A picture of her now would be most welcome.

Best Regards
Keith

BillH
28th October 2008, 19:21
Can anybody give me an update on the small tug Gem which was for a time
moored in Birkenhead Docks.
She was bought by a businessman and sailed for either Preston or one of the cumbrian ports.
She was originally called Beaver Gem and spent much of her career on the Mersey working for Westminster Dredging Company and later Carmet Towing Company.
A picture of her now would be most welcome.

Best Regards
Keith
The following info is sourced courtesy of "The Tuglist" compiled by Piet Van Damme, Belgium

35 GRT, L17,07m, B4,9m, D2,25m
1 scr +nozzle, diesel 6cyl MWM (n3012/008) type TRH.526S, 295bhp-217kW

JAGUAR
1957: Built by "G.J. van der Berk's Scheepsbouw" at Beneden-Leeuwen (NLD)
1957 -15/02: delivered to W. van Laar at Leidschendam (NLD)
(NLD flag, IVR 27.10045)
1957 -05/10: To ?? (FRA), renamed CRAKEN or KRAKEN
1963: To "Westminster Dredging Co Ltd" at London (GBR), renamed BEAVER GEM
1982: To "Carmet Tug Co" (GBR)
1991: To "Marev Tugs Ltd" (GBR), renamed GEM
1992: repurchased by "Carmet Tug Co" (GBR)
1995: spotted regd at Toronto (CAN)
1997: spotted new bow fitted, flying red ensign
1999: spotted re-renamed BEAVER GEM

KEITH SEVILLE
28th October 2008, 20:50
Thanks Bill for all that information, appreciated.
Would be interested to know where she is working now.

Regards
Keith